We've been National Trust members for most of our married life and enjoyed visiting National Trust properties both here in Australia and on our visits to England.
We've also had a couple of lovely visits to privately owned properties belonging to local National Trust members. Our local branch often arrange an afternoon tea at the property of a member and it's a special opportunity to see a place you wouldn't normally get to see.
We think it's fantastic that our National Trust have reciprocal visiting arrangements with other countries. We'll have to make sure we get the UK National Trust guide when we arrive.
There is also "English Heritage" with dozens more historic properties. I'm thinking perhaps we'll become members as it will offer us more places to visit as we travel along. Entry fees can be expensive and visiting just four or five of them in a year would cover the membership fee.